Celebrating a revival of two traditional foods, hard cider, and cheese, the Downeast Cider + Cheese Festival honors the rich tradition of Maine’s historic apple industry, the first and only event of its kind in the state. Join us for a combination of free and ticketed events over the course of a delicious weekend in Downtown Ellsworth, Maine from November 9–12, 2023!

Here’s a sneak preview of scheduled events in 2023:

        1. Live Concert with Bondeko hosted in partnership with WERU.
        2. Expert apple talk with Cameron Peace, John Bunker, Todd Little-Sibold
        3. Two Ticketed Cider + Cheese Tastings
        4. Cider Bazaar with Sean Turley and Dave Fulton
        5. Festival Market
        6. Apple Pressing at Fogtown Brewing Company

For more information: Downeast Cider + Cheese Festival — Heart of Ellsworth